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Will insects/rot from an untreated log in my garden spread to my house?

I have a large fresh log from a tree my neighbors cut down earlier this year in my yard. I got it to serve as a bench and grow mushrooms on, with the hope that it would eventually start decomposing ...
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How important is the bottom airflow in firewood storage?

We store firewood leaning against the house walls on the northern side, on a concrete pavement. There isn't space elsewhere. We consider laying the new supply of firewood on (treated) planks (parallel ...
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Question regarding firewood drying time

After I cut up a live tree into firewood, what is the amount of drying time required before it is ready to be used? I heard that one year should do the trick
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Must all firewood sheds have airflow?

I am about to make a 2400mm x 700mm x 1800mm firewood shed for storing dry wood and keeping it that way. The location is the least affected by elements on our property, it's very protected from wind, ...
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Should I use pressure-treated wood for a firewood shed?

Should I use treated wood or not? Is it preferred to use treated lumber for the studs and plywood for a firewood shed? Is there a reason not to use treated wood?
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How suitable is a reciprocating saw for cutting lengths of firewood (at home)?

I have a heap of untreated reject timber from a portable mill which I intend to use for firewood. It's in long pieces, often with bark on one side, and some are up to about 20cm (8") thick. It is ...
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